Seven First-Round Picks Among 13 Team Canada Members Selected at 2012 NHL Entry Draft
July 9, 2012

Just over one month before they will wear the Maple Leaf at the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge, 13 members of Team Canada pulled on jerseys of a different kind at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Ryan Murray led the way after being selected second overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets, the first of seven players picked in the first round; he also led a parade of Canadian defencemen onto the stage in Pittsburgh – following Murray were Griffin Reinhart (No. 4 to the New York Islanders), Morgan Rielly (No. 5 to Toronto) and Mathew Dumba (No. 7 to Minnesota) in the top 10.

Of the 10 players who will man the Canadian blue-line, seven were first-rounders, including five in the first 10 selections of the 20 drafts.

Canada’s 28-player roster includes 13 first-round picks, seven second-rounders, two selected in the third round and one each from the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds. Three players – Maxime Lagacé, Sean Monahan and Hunter Shinkaruk – are eligible for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

CLICK HERE for the Team Canada roster for the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge, including updated draft status for all players.

  • Ryan Murray | 2nd overall, Columbus
  • Griffin Reinhart | 4th overall, N.Y. Islanders
  • Morgan Rielly | 5th overall, Toronto
  • Mathew Dumba | 7th overall, Minnesota
  • Cody Ceci | 15th overall, Ottawa
  • Thomas Wilson | 16th overall, Washington
  • Malcolm Subban | 24th overall, Boston
  • Phil Di Giuseppe | 38th overall, Carolina
  • Lukas Sutter | 39th overall, Winnipeg
  • Adam Pelech | 65th overall, N.Y. Islanders
  • Brendan Leipsic | 89th overall, Nashville
  • Kevin Roy | 97th overall, Anaheim
  • Charles Hudon | 122nd overall, Montreal

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
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